The American media also did not expect the Korean baseball team’s 2023 WBC (World Baseball Classic) shock preliminary 2nd consecutive victory at all.
The Korean baseball team, led by coach Lee Kang-cheol, suffered a 4-13 defeat in the 2023 WBC (World Baseball Classic) Group B preliminary 메이저사이트match held at Tokyo Dome, Japan on the 10th. After losing against Australia on the 9th and losing to Japan, Korea suffered two consecutive losses in the preliminaries and lost the opportunity to advance to the quarterfinals on its own. As of now, it seems likely that he will be knocked out in the first round of three WBC tournaments in a row.
The atmosphere was hot even when they scored 3 points first in the 3rd inning, but the mound could not withstand the Japanese hard hitting line. Beginning with reliable starting pitcher Kwang-Hyun Kim (4 runs in 2 innings), pitchers such as Won Tae-in, Kwak Bin, Jeong Cheol-won, Kim Yun-sik, Kim Won-joong, Jung Woo-young, Koo Chang-mo, and Lee Eui-ri suffered 13 runs and 8 walks. Fortunately, Park Se-woong, who came out at the end of the misfortune, managed to prevent a cold game with a scoreless score in 1⅓ innings.
After the game, MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, said, “Japan drove Korea into a corner with overwhelming offensive power.” 10 pitchers came out, but none of them could solve the mystery of the Japanese batting line. The Japanese batters looked back on the game that day, saying, “All of them were terrifying from the 1st to the 9th.”
Korea’s second consecutive loss in the first round was completely unexpected. MLB.com said, “Korea is certain to be eliminated in the first round for three consecutive times in this tournament.” did. The mound is also full of young and promising players. Therefore, I predicted that I would be able to advance to the quarterfinals even if it was not the semifinals to be held in Miami, USA.”
After resting for a day on the 11th, Korea will play the 3rd round of the group stage against the Czech Republic on the 12th at noon. MLB.com viewed even Korea’s rest day as “a time to reflect on defeat.”